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Luxury escapes in the Grampians

26 Sep 2022

Linger a little longer in the Grampians with a luxury escape. Our region is dotted with lavish and cosy stays, from historic cottages to grand homesteads. Revel in architecturally designed lodges, sweeping mountain views and glorious sunrises.

We’ve put together a summary of our favourite luxury stays in the Grampians - well worth adding to your bucket list.

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Golton in the Gap

Golton in the Gap rewards guests with spectacular views of rugged peaks and landscapes of Boronia Peak and Mt William (Duwiu). The modern, architecturally designed home accommodates up to eight guests which makes it perfect for couples, families or groups seeking a luxurious escape this spring. It’s centrally located in Halls Gap with cafés and restaurants at your doorstep, including Brambuk Café, Flame Brothers, Gelato Guys, Paper, Scissors Rock Brew Co, Black Panther Café and Kookaburra Hotel.

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Royal Mail Hotel

Step into this stunning sanctuary in Southern Grampians. The Royal Mail Hotel features sweeping views of the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park with an interior designed to match. The warm tones and timber finishes provide the perfect contrast to the austere rocky backdrop.

Dine in their acclaimed restaurant Wickens, take a tour of their kitchen garden which provides 80% of the produce on their menu, or indulge in a wine tasting from their highly awarded wine list. If you need time out, check out their suggestions for a nature retreat, or head off on some of the walking tracks created exclusively for hotel guests.

Only five minutes from the site you’ll find two of the Hotel’s other luxury escapes: Mount Sturgeon Cottages and Mount Sturgeon Homestead. Mount Sturgeon Cottages offers guests a cosy sanctuary in 1940s bluestone cottages. If you’re travelling with a larger group Mount Sturgeon Homestead may be the ideal location. Set on a working farm surrounded by mountain views, this is a beautifully restored 1800s colonial house. Here, guests can unwind in the formal dining room, browse the library collection, relax in the claw foot baths or enjoy a glass of wine from the wide veranda.

While in Dunkeld we suggest visiting Dunkeld General Store or Izzy’s Café for a coffee and something to eat, or have a hit at the Grampians Golf Club.

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Cedar Country Retreat

Cedar Country Retreat is your new home away from home with luxurious designer touches, modern amenities and a cosy country feel. Nestled in Halls Gap, this beautiful three-bedroom house offers guests a spacious and relaxing stay.

Enjoy an evening soak in the deep French tub or gaze out at the view of Mt Ida with your morning coffee. All guests receive a complimentary bottle of local wine and chocolates to help you settle in.

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Icon Central

For guests seeking a secluded nature escape, Icon Central is a picture-perfect retreat. The property features a cosy fireplace, breathtaking mountain and waterfront views, an infrared sauna and a private outdoor courtyard.

Spend the afternoon exploring Halls Gap before strolling back to your private villa to relax and unwind. From boutique shops Russ Studios and Ros McArthur Art Studio to cosy cafes, to walks, waterfalls, expansive views and more, you won’t want to leave!

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Mt Cassel Villa at Pomonal Estate

Striking sunrises, glorious sunsets and some well-earned relaxation can be found at Mt Cassel Villa on Pomonal Estate. This lovely, self-contained three-bedroom house is nestled amongst the estate’s grapevines. Picture having your morning coffee as you peer out over the rows of delicate grapes. Pomonal Estate’s cellar door, café and microbrewery is just a short walk away so a tasting and a bite to eat is a must.

Pomonal is also home to Five Ducks Farm and a number of rewarding trail hikes, including the Tunnel track over the Mt William (Duwiu) Range.

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Heath House and Hemley House

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Grampians with a stay at Heath House or Hemley House. Located in Halls Gap, each house is equipped with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large kitchen/dining space.

Enjoy a glass of wine on the alfresco entertaining area, soak in the heated Jacuzzi, marvel at the surrounding mountains or greet the grazing wildlife in the back garden. Heath House and Hemley House are true modern escapes amongst natural beauty.

Make sure to visit Grampians Adventure Golf and Halls Gap Zoo for a fun day out.

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The Shearer’s Quarters at Mt William Station

Mount William Station luxurious homestead is a heritage property with refurbished 19th century buildings set amongst a stunning five-acre garden.

Fill your soul with old-world charm in this magical setting - read a classic novel by the pool, find your space as you wander the Rose Garden, play tennis with friends, sip wine in the bluestone stables bar or entertain in the Rhino Room.

The homestead’s halls exude nostalgia, the dining room is pure glamour, and the Ball Room a tribute to a pioneering Australian spirit. With 7 rooms Mount William Station offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Wanderlust Glamping

Wanderlust Glamping

Why not slow down and savour the minutes with a glamping getaway? Wanderlust Glamping offers gorgeous fully equipped bell tents across selected camping grounds in Halls Gap, Pomonal and Lake Fyans Holiday Park. Or choose to camp in the heart of the Grampians wine region by choosing their permanent bell-tent at Seppelt Wines in Great Western.

If camping isn’t your style head off-grid in their tiny cabin, Meadowland. This is set amongst a rural farm place with relaxing views of vast landscapes.

Grampians Getaway

Grampians Getaway

Only 5km from Halls Gap, Grampians Getaway is a unique property comprising of six free-standing pyramids. Each have been architecturally and environmentally designed to create an unforgettable, luxurious escape.

The self-contained, three-bedroom units offer privacy, space and luxurious amenities. The Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park is your backyard to explore, as well as a six-acre lake to admire over your evening wine and antipasto platter (we highly recommend stocking up at Grampians Olive Co. if you’re open to a quick road trip).

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DULC luxury cabins are architect-designed to blend into the bushland with environmental sensitivity. This unique accommodation in Halls Gap features rough-sawn timbers, polished concrete and wooden floors plus floor-to-ceiling windows, making it feel as though you are living outside. DULC is all about mind, body and spirit, and is where the seclusion, bush luxury, spa baths, privacy and comfort help the stresses of modern life simply melt away.


Meringa Springs

Meringa Springs in Wartook Valley is a luxury lodge offering a five-star getaway experience. The two Deluxe King rooms are located in the main Lodge and feature king-sized beds, double showers/double basins and an Outdoor Terrace area, while the three freestanding Terrace Spa Villas also feature a separate lounge, open fireplace and front and rear terraces.

Guests can relax and unwind in a beautiful rural setting, enjoying the glorious sunrise from the front patio or a dip in the infinity pool overlooking the valley. During your stay be sure to dine in at the onsite restaurant which uses fresh local produce and boasts an extensive wine list. With only a maximum of ten guests at any one time, solitude and privacy are guaranteed.

Southern Grampians Cottages

Southern Grampians Cottages

The Luxury Cottages at Southern Grampians Cottages boast the same features as the other cottages, however, they also come with a double spa and bath robes. Cosy log fires augment the electric heating (or cooling in summer). Each self-contained cottage is also equipped with a Smart TV and DVD player and gas Weber barbecues on the verandah. Private wood barbecue facilities are also available. To experience the Southern Grampians at a slower pace, immerse yourself in the smell of the native gardens, the sound of birdsong and the freshness of the air.